Ferensway at the junction of Brook Street and Margret Moxon Way.
Ferensway at the junction of Brook Street and Margret Moxon Way.

Public views sought on the enforcement of moving traffic offences 

Hull City Council is encouraging members of the public and key local stakeholders to have their say on the implementation of moving traffic enforcement powers across the city.  

As part of a new move by the Government, all Local Highway Authorities in England can now apply for moving traffic enforcement powers. 

To meet the October 2023 deadline, Hull City Council has started its application to the Department of Transport (DfT) to implement these powers.  

If approved, these powers will allow the council to enforce moving traffic offences, such as only entering a box junction when the exit is clear – powers which are currently only enforceable by the police. 

Initially, the Council plans to use the powers to enforce against illegal entry into the yellow boxes on the route into the interchange from Brook Street, over Ferensway, into Margret Moxon Way, (Hull Paragon interchange). 

The new powers will expand the work the Council already does to improve road safety, tackle congestion, shorten bus journeys, and encourage active travel such as cycling and walking. 

To gain the public’s view on this, a 6-week public consultation will begin on Friday 28 July and run until Monday 11 September 2023. 

Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads, and Highways said: “Hull City Council is currently in the process of applying for the powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions across the city.  

“These powers could help in many ways, such as tackling congestion and helping traffic flow, improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and shortening journey times for public transport. 

“This consultation is a fantastic opportunity for residents to express their views on the moving traffic enforcement powers, and I would highly encourage everyone in the area to take part.”   

To share your views, complete the online survey here.

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